Force Platform, ScienceWorkshop - CI-6461



The Force Platform is an excellent tool for exploring forces on the human body. The platform measures the force exerted on any object in contact with it.
The sturdy glass-filled nylon platform is supported by 4 force beams which combine to measure the total force on the platform.
The optional Handle Set allows students to push and pull on the Force Platform while holding it vertically.

  • Large jumping/landing surface
  • Rugged design

Typical applications

  • Students determine their "hang time" by jumping off the platform, then landing on it
  • Compare the impulse and maximum force when landing with bent or straight knees
  • Use two Force Platforms to investigate Newton's 3rd Law as two students push against one another
  • Use with a Motion Sensor and bouncing ball to compare the impulse and change in momentum as the ball collides with the platform
  • Measure the normal force on a person riding in an elevator


  • -1100 N to +4400 N (~ -250 lb to +1000 lb)
Platform Size
  • 35 cm x 35 cm
Platform Mass
  • 4 kg
Zero (tare) Function
  • Push Button
Max Sample Rate
  • 200 Hz
  • 0.34 N at 100 Hz or less than 2.75 N max.
Force Overload Protection
  • up to 6600 N (1500;1700 N or 375 lb per beam)

Buying Guide

Force Platform Structure Bracket
Expand Your Set

If you have a PASCO Structures set you can build a truss, bridge, rollercoaster etc and then measure tension and compression forces with a Force Platform using the Force Platform Structure Bracket.

Force Platform Structure Bracket   ME-6988A

Interface Required

To use this product you need a PASCO interface. 

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Software Required

SPARKvue software or PASCO Capstone software may be used. PASCO Capstone is available for Mac and Windows. SPARKvue is available for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android and Chromebooks.

Learn more about Bluetooth Compatibility.